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Before anesthesia: Information you need to know from Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN oral surgeons

Intravenous anesthesia contributes to comfortable oral surgery experiences. This service is available on-site at Stevenson, Fairchild and Surber OMS offices in Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN. We also enjoy privileges at several local hospitals, where sedation is administered. If you are considering an oral or maxillofacial procedure, the following information will help you prepare before surgery day.

About IV sedation

Intravenous sedation is sometimes called MAC (monitored anesthesia care) or twilight sleep. It is administered into a vein and induces a sense of deep relaxation. However, you are not “knocked out” as with general anesthesia. You remain conscious, though most people sleep, and breathe normally without intubation. Your wellbeing is continually monitored, and dosage is adjusted to ensure you remain comfortable. In this deep state of drowsiness, you are unconcerned about the procedure, sights, sounds, and smells around you. When the effect wears off, you have little recollection of the day.

IV sedation, along with local numbing, is ideal for most oral surgeries such as extractions and dental implant placement.

What to do before anesthesia – information for Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN patients

  • If you take routine oral medications, be sure to tell the surgeon in advance. Follow his instructions regarding surgery.
  • Please do not drink (including water) or eat for eight hours prior to your appointment.
  • If you do not feel well on the morning of your surgery, call our office.
  • It is important that you NOT smoke for at least 12 hours before surgery. Many people view this as a great reason to begin cutting back or to quit, as soon as surgery is scheduled.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you here, remain at the office while your procedure takes place, and get you home. You are not permitted to drive or operate machinery for 24 hours.
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and low-heeled shoes. We will need to roll your sleeve up past the elbow.
  • Do not wear nail polish or makeup on surgery day.
  • Dentures, contact lenses, and jewelry must be removed for surgery.

Our goal is to help your oral procedure be a low-stress event, with speedy healing and an excellent outcome. Call Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS at (219) 307-4382 to schedule a consultation.

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